Klimenko has advised officials to stop using Telegram

Klimenko has advised officials to stop using Telegram

MOSCOW, 13 APR — RIA Novosti. All officials should leave the Telegram after the court decision it do not accept this messenger, said to RIA Novosti Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on the Internet Herman Klimenko.

Earlier Friday, the Tagansky court of Moscow allowed the Roskomnadzor to block Telegram in Russia immediately, without waiting for the decision of the appeal. Messenger will be blocked in Russia, yet will not give the government the keys to decrypt user messages, the court decided.

“I think all officials have the sense to leave the Telegram. I think that all civil servants have the sense to move to other resources that cooperate with government agencies. I, at least, translating all of his activity (in other instant messengers — ed.)”, — said the presidential adviser.

“Imagine: I, a government official can use a resource that prohibited state court? To put it mildly, illogical,” — said Klimenko.